Growing Teen Disciples: Strategies for Really Effective Youth Ministry

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How can I grow an effective ministry for youth? Growing Teen Disciples provides all the answers you need with tested strategies based on a comprehensive vision of youth ministry. Based on a solid spiritual foundation of prayer and the call to discipleship, the book explores ways to develop dynamic adult leaders, evangelize youth, provide spiritual formation, and develop teen leadership. Youth ministers of all skill levels will find inspiration and practical tools within the pages of this book. Growing Teen ...
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How can I grow an effective ministry for youth? Growing Teen Disciples provides all the answers you need with tested strategies based on a comprehensive vision of youth ministry. Based on a solid spiritual foundation of prayer and the call to discipleship, the book explores ways to develop dynamic adult leaders, evangelize youth, provide spiritual formation, and develop teen leadership. Youth ministers of all skill levels will find inspiration and practical tools within the pages of this book. Growing Teen Disciples was originally published by Ave Maria Press in 1998.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780877936527
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/1998
  • Pages: 304
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.92 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 11
Section 1 Preparing the Soil 13
1. Disciple-Making Youth Ministry 14
Defining Youth 15
What Is a Disciple? 15
Qualities of Discipleship 16
Stages of Discipleship 19
Principles for the Harvest 20
2. Disciples Make Disciples 24
Developing Adult Leadership 24
People-Centered Youth Ministry 26
Youth Leader Profile 29
What Are the Internal Qualities of a Youth Leader? 30
Begin Where Your Parish Is 36
3. Cultivating a Team of Disciple-Makers 40
Choosing the Right Leaders 40
The Importance of Prayer in Attracting Good Leaders 41
Who Works Best With Youth? 42
Skills for Recruiting Youth Workers 46
Basic Recruiting Approaches 49
Job Description of a Youth Leader 53
4. Envisioning a Verdant Horizon 62
The Driving Forces of Youth Ministry 62
Defining Mission and Purpose 67
The Mission Statement 69
Steps to Developing a Mission Statement 74
Developing a Strategic Plan 79
5. Fertilizing the Harvest Through Intercession 97
What Is Intercession? 98
Steps to Developing an Impacting Intercessory Prayer Base 100
Section 2 Sowing the Seed 115
6. What Is Catholic Youth Evangelization? 116
Elements of Evangelization 117
The Need for Youth Evangelization 118
Dynamics of Youth Evangelization 120
Evangelistic Programming 127
Objectives of Evangelistic Programming 129
7. Caring for the Crop: A Relational Approach to Ministry 133
Incarnational Ministry 134
Characteristics of a Relational Youth Minister 137
Four Elements to Relational Outreach 142
8. Acres at a Time: Large Group Evangelization 158
Defining Large Group Evangelization 159
Meeting Format for Large Group Evangelization 166
Smaller Groups in the Large Group Setting 170
Steps to Planning and Evaluating a Meeting 172
9. Expanding Our Harvests 179
Five Steps to Reaching Uninvolved Teens 179
Some Examples of Innovative Outreach 182
Section 3 Growing Mature Disciples 187
10. Plotting for Growth: Fostering Adolescent Faith Maturity 188
Characteristics of a Maturing Faith 190
11. Growing Small-Group Communities 205
The Significance of Small Faith Communities for Teenagers 206
Defining Small Faith Community 208
Integrating the Dimensions of the Church in the Small Faith Community 210
Small Faith Community Meeting Format 213
Characteristics of a Mature Small Faith Community 218
12. Practical Skills to Help Foster Growth 223
The Role of the Spiritual Cultivator 224
The Importance of Effective Listening Skills 226
Developing a Positive Catechetical Learning Experience 232
Lesson-Planning Steps 236
Small-Group Discussion Do's and Don'ts 237
Section 4 Reaping the Fruit 243
13. Multiplying the Harvest Through Teen Leadership 244
Why Teens Should Be Active in Ministry 247
Identifying Potential Teen Leaders 250
Equipping Teens for Ministry 251
Formation of Teen Leaders 252
14. Planting a Fruitful Peer Ministry Team 259
What Is Peer Ministry? 260
Why Peer Ministry? 260
Characteristics of an Effective Peer Ministry Team 261
Peer Ministry Team Meeting Format 266
Recruiting Potential Peer Ministers 267
The Selection Process 270
15. Cultivating a Lifestyle of Justice and Service 284
Two Types of Service: Direct Action and Social Change 285
Service Experiences 286
Service Contexts 287
Steps to Planning a Service Event 288
16. The Maturing Full-Cycle Youth Ministry 293
Starting From Scratch 294
Beginning From Existing Ministry 296
Some Final Considerations 297
Notes 301
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2000

    Great Resource for Youth Ministers!

    This is an excellent resource for youth ministers. It helps you to evaluate your personal approach to ministry, the effectiveness of your parish's ministry, and real tools on how to develop a youth ministry that is impacting to kids.

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